Registered Dietitian Maria Kinirons explains what will occur when a new member arrives at her first Weight Watchers® meeting.
Registered Dietitian Maria Kinirons:
When a member comes to a Weight Watchers® meeting, the first thing to do is they fill out a registration form that gets information about who they are, and then they are asked to step on the scales and have a private weigh-in. No one else can hear or see what that weight is. They are also asked their height, and from that, their healthy weight range is, they are told what their healthy weight range is based on that information, and it’s based on a BMI of 20 to 25.
Now, a member doesn’t have to reach that BMI of 20 right away. They can choose to start with a smaller weight goal. Usually, for people who have a lot of weight to lose, we recommend five to ten percent of their weight loss.
About Maria Kinirons, R.D.:
Maria Kinirons, R.D., is the senior nutritionist for Weight Watchers International. She works in the program development department and creates the materials members can receive when they attend Weight Watchers' meetings.